Sunday, 19 August 2012

About our hair

Getting to know mixed race hair

About Mixed Hair
1. Our hair is porous.
This refers to our hairs ability to absorb water/chemicals into the cortex.  Damage to the hair shaft can increase the hair's level of porosity. Too much porosity means we cant retain mositure (which may be why your hair feels dry). 

2. Our hair doesn't retain moisture
As stated above this is due to porosity and is made worse from damage. Our hair need moisture to enable it to stretch and be healthy. Without moisture our hair will break off and remain short. Retaining moisture is the main problem with mixed race hair, once you learn how to keep your hair moisture you'll be on the way to having healthy hair. 

3. Protein is important for our hair
Protein is how hair is strong. Proteins bind to the hair cuticle and help temporarily rebuild weakened areas. Protein-based products reinforce the hair shaft, they can stop the hair breaking and our very important.

4. The protein/moisture balance
The protein moisture balance is a very important and delicate balance. Not enough moisture means hair breaks, too much moisture means hair will feel spongey, overly soft and mushy it will be weak and limp. Not enough protein means hair is weak and breaks easily which is the same for hair with too much protein.
Read more about it here.

5. Mixed race hair is beautiful and all different
Whether its curly, straight or wavy. Your hair is a part of you and even if it can be frizzy or unmanageable at times it is still beautiful. It is always important to remember that just because our hair isnt as straight as white peoples or as napey and afro-like as a black persons, it is still beautiful. The most important thing is that your hair is healthy and clean.


  1. Great post, straight to the point! :)

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  3. Nice to read a post specifically about mixed race hair. Thanks. :)

  4. Make it easy and just said it! What products to use? I need the help now! My hair coming out fast as if something wrong!


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